Monday, December 11, 2017
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Team investigating shipwreck in gulf discovers two others

Shipwreck team finds two others

Marine archaeologists examining a well-preserved shipwreck nearly a mile deep in the Gulf of Mexico southeast of Galveston, Texas, made a thrilling discovery this week — two nearby vessels that were likely sailing with the ship when they all went down in a storm. Researchers led by a team from Texas State University in San Marcos say the shipwrecks are the deepest — 4,363 feet down — that archaeologists have examined in the gulf and in North America. In eight days of exploration ending Wednesday, some 60 artifacts were recovered from the first vessel, including musket parts, ceramic dishes, clothing and a toothbrush. Officials say the ships likely are from the early 19th century.

Cancer risk may rise with height

A woman's cancer risk appears to increase with her height, a study shows. An analysis of 20,928 postmenopausal women showed that the taller a woman is, the greater her risk for cancers including breast, colon and skin cancer. The finding, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, is not expected to change screening recommendations and shouldn't alarm those with a tall stature. Instead, scientists say, the association between height and cancer may help guide researchers to study hormones and growth factors that influence height and may also play a role in cancer.

Oldest man calls New York home

A 112-year-old musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado in Grand Island, N.Y., is the world's oldest man, according to Guinness World Records Ltd. Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez got the title when Jiroemon Kimura died June 12 at age 116. The world's oldest person at 115 is a woman, Misao Okawa of Japan.

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Lions-Buccaneers Turning Point, Week 14: A coach's future hangs in the balance

Lions-Buccaneers Turning Point, Week 14: A coach's future hangs in the balance

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HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Emily Joseph and Devin Cosser

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Florida A&M names Willie Simmons football coach

Florida A&M names Willie Simmons football coach

TALLAHASSEE — Willie Simmons was named football coach at Florida A&M on Monday. The Tallahassee native will be introduced today. Simmons, 37, has been the coach at Prairie View A&M the past three seasons (21-11, including 6-5 this season). He played ...
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Winter meetings journal: Rays closer Alex Colome drawing interest

Winter meetings journal: Rays closer Alex Colome drawing interest

LAKE BUENA VISTA — The Rays made a small deal Monday in acquiring INF Joey Wendle from Oakland while continuing to discuss bigger ones that seem likely to eventually lead to the trade of closer Alex Colome and then others.The Rockies and Mets joined ...
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Yankees’ acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton may hasten Rays’ dismantling

Yankees’ acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton may hasten Rays’ dismantling

LAKE BUENA VISTA — The latest obstacle keeping the Rays from contending in the American League East loomed even larger Monday afternoon in pinstripes.The Yankees’ formal introduction of Giancarlo Stanton also could be an accelerant to the departure o...
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Residents wonder what’s next after fire destroys Tampa apartments (with video)

Residents wonder what’s next after fire destroys Tampa apartments (with video)

TAMPA — When her apartment complex caught fire Monday afternoon, Peaches McIntyre grabbed her four children and baby stroller and ran outside.Hours later, she looked at the smoldering building with her 5-year-old autistic son, Choice Underwood, huggi...
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3 Trump accusers call for congressional inquiry; Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist; 18 win anti-Trump climate grants; more in U.S., world news

3 Trump accusers call for congressional inquiry; Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist; 18 win anti-Trump climate grants; more in U.S., world news

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Judge denies former Clearwater fire chief’s motion for a new trial

Judge denies former Clearwater fire chief’s motion for a new trial

A Pinellas circuit judge denied a bid for a new trial in the case of Jamie Geer, the former Clearwater fire chief serving a life sentence for sexually abusing a girl throughout her childhood.Geer, now 63, was in court in October seeking the new trial...
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